WPCNR COUNTY CLARION-LEDGER. From the Office of the Westchester County Executive DECEMBER 21, 2014:
Robert Astorino issued this statement this morning, reacting to the killingsof two NYPD Police Officers yesterday in Brooklyn:
“The murders today of the two New York City police officers is a horrific crime against our society and the values we cherish. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these fallen heroes. The people of Westchester stand in sorrow with every New Yorker and solidarity with the NYPD and all police officers who put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe.”
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo reacted Saturday evening with this commentary on the shootings:
“Tonight, the thoughts and prayers of all New Yorkers are with the family and friends of New York City police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were assassinated in the line of duty. This deplorable act of violence is the opposite of what New York is and what New Yorkers believe in.
These brave officers, along with the over 34,000 other uniformed men and women of the New York Police Department, put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe.
They run toward danger when all of our instincts tell us to run away. Tonight, we all come together to mourn the loss of these brave souls.”